All of our members welcome you to our website. I look forward to playing an integral part in the continuous development of the club while ensuring to support projects at local, national and international level. Soroptimist means ‘Best for Women’ and our mission is to improve the lives of women and girls in Rishton and Great Harwood, our wider community and throughout the world. We are women helping other women live their dreams.
Please browse our site and learn about our club. Even though we have very busy schedules, we enjoy utilising our time and energy to help our club make a difference in the lives of others. Our members are a friendly group of local women who enjoy giving back to the community. There is plenty to do locally and we have fun and friendship contributing to projects that make a difference without requiring large financial commitments. One of our projects is volunteering for the local food bank, we never dreamed that this would have such an impact and be so appreciated by our community.
My local charities this year are ‘HAR V’ (Hyndburn and Ribble Valley Domestic Abuse Service)who a free voluntary out of hours service to People suffering from Abuse and ‘Nightsafe’, which is a small locally based charity providing holistic services to homeless and vulnerable young people.
Our social events provide members a chance to relax and learn about each other. We think of each other not just as fellow club members, but also as friends.
We are committed to the future of women and girls in our community. We would love to have you join us in our journey of fun, fundraising and friendship.
Our Regional President Margaret Hammond was the guest of honour at our 62nd Charter Dinner at The Foxfields.